Cobbett's Political Register, Volume 40

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William Cobbett
William Cobbett, 1821 - Great Britain

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Page 871 - SIR; Buoyed above the terror of death, by the consciousness of a life devoted to honorable pursuits, and stained with no action that can give me remorse, I trust that the request I make to your Excellency at this serious period, and which is to soften my last moments, will not be rejected. Sympathy towards a soldier will surely induce your Excellency and a military tribunal to adapt the mode of my death to the feelings of a man of honor.
Page 873 - Let me hope, Sir, that if aught in my character impresses you with esteem towards me, if aught in my misfortunes marks me as the victim of policy and not of resentment, I shall experience the operation of these feelings in your breast, by being informed that I am not to die on a gibbet.
Page 703 - Church, and turned our dearth and scarcity into cheapness and plenty ; We give thee humble thanks for this thy special bounty ; beseeching thee to continue thy lovingkindness unto us, that our land may yield us her fruits of increase, to thy glory and our comfort ; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Page 565 - Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Page 863 - The events of coming within an enemy's posts, and of changing my dress, which led me to my present situation, were contrary to my own intentions, as they were to your orders ; and the circuitous route which I took to return was imposed — perhaps unavoidably — without alternative upon me.
Page 853 - Vulture man-of-war for this effect, and was fetched by a boat from the ship to the beach. Being there, I was told that the approach of day would prevent my return, and that I must be concealed until the next night. I was in my regimentals, and had fairly risked my person. " Against my stipulation, my intention, and without my knowledge beforehand, I was conducted within one of your posts.
Page 507 - that the complaints of the Petitioners are founded in fact, in so far as they represent that at the present price of Corn, the returns to the Occupier of an Arable Farm, after allowing for the Interest of his Investment, are by no means adequate to the charges and outgoings, of which a considerable proportion can be paid only out of the Capitals, and not from the Profits of the Tenantry.
Page 1365 - ... foreign in their manners, distant and haughty in their behaviour, looking to the soil only for its rents, viewing it as a mere object of speculation...
Page 865 - I have a mother and three sisters, to whom the value of my commission would be an object, as the loss of Grenada has much affected their income. It is needless to be more explicit on this subject ; I am persuaded of your Excellency's goodness.
Page 855 - Another request is, that I may be permitted to write an open letter to Sir Henry Clinton, and another to a friend for clothes and linen. I take the liberty to mention the condition of some gentlemen at Charleston, who being either on parole or under protection were engaged in a conspiracy against us. Though their situation is not similar...

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